The Pawtucket Red Sox split a double header with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees last night, taking game one 5-3 and falling in game two 6-1.
Both Pawtucket starterearned decisions in the twin bill. Randor Bierd (2-1) had another solid outing, giving up only two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings to pick-up the win in game one.
Charlie Zink (5-15) started well in game two, but took the loss by giving up the first SWB run in the fifth. Hunter Jones and Enrique Gonzalez combined to give up the five other Yankee runs in game two.
Shelley Duncan was the offensive star in game two, belting a grand slam off Gonzalez in the bottom of the sixth.
Josh Reddick tripled and drove in two runs for the PawSox in game one. Mark Wagner and Angle Chavez each had two hits for Pawtucket.
The PawSox head south within the State of Pennsylvania to begin a two game series with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs tonight (7:05pm). Michael Bowden (4-6, 3.19 ERA) pitches for Pawtucket. He’ll face Drew Carpenter (10-5, 3.33 ERA) for the Iron Pigs.